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Marrying Out Of The Jewish Faith

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Intermarriage is a marriage between a Jewish individual and a non-Jewish spouse who has not converted to Judaism. Intermarriage, which is also known as an interfaith marriage, is not unusual in each religion.

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One Jewish Deaf Seder Or Not?

In recent years some Jewish Deaf people in the Southern California have found themselves in awkward position of trying to attend JDCC and TBS Seders. Although each organization has scheduled their Seder on different night, some people cannot afford to attend both events. Some people also think it is silly to have two separate small groups celebrating the same Jewish holiday in two different locations. Wouldn't it be great, some people think, to have one big family to celebrate Passover, the most popular Jewish holiday of the year? After JDCC's board meeting, JDCC passed a motion to approach TBS to explore the feasibility of conducting joint Multimedia Community Seder next year.

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Interpreter’s Corner

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INTERPRETERS

I would like to tell you a little more about the Interpreter SIG (Special Interest Group) meeting at the JDC (Jewish Deaf Congress) Convention that took place in Washington, D.C. last August.. As I mentioned in my last column, this SIG meeting had over 15 interpreters. That is the largest gathering of Judaic interpreters, all in one room, that I can ever remember! It was really good to have a chance to network, discuss ideas, and exchange opinions.

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Sukkot 5762

by Mistie Collette-Shaar - JDCC Intern

Quickly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur comes Sukkot, as everyone knows. This year it began on Monday evening, October 1- right after the weekend, right after Shabbat. How much time could anybody possibly have to build a sukkah between Yom Kippur and the first night of Sukkot? When Sharon told me she had the materials to put up her sukkah, there was the idea to have a sukkah-building party at JDCC! On September 30, we were delighted when five families came to join us in the building of the sukkah. Many children came, and drew, colored and decorated pictures while some of us put up the frame for the sukkah. It was a hot, hot day- but we had pink lemonade and punch to drink and a fabulous shade to stay cool. Some of us met for the first time, but all of us were friends, working together and playing together.

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